June 21 to 25, 2021: The (Best) Summer Classics in Quebec

Hello summer and happy Saint-Jean-Baptiste! In celebration mode—even with our menu this week—we’re welcoming the official arrival of the warmer season, as well as our province’s national holiday. Here are the best local summer classic recipes to help ring in the festivities.

Monday: All-Dressed Burgers

It’s no surprise that a good, fully loaded burger is at the top of our list. What could be better to kickstart the week? This is also a great recipe to get the kids involved, with just four simple steps. Up the ante with a homemade mayonnaise and a super creamy coleslaw and you’ve got yourself a chef’s burger!

Tuesday: Cold Ham and Mustard Macaroni Salad

A pasta salad is total comfort food! It reminds us of the summers of our youth, when we used to bike around the neighbourhood all day, only to come home to a big bowl of cold macaroni salad. It’s a timeless classic that always manages to please.

Wednesday: Barbecue Chicken Skewers (The Best) and Potato Salad with Bacon

A big Quebec barbecue favourite, each family has their own chicken skewers recipe (here’s ours!). And when we think of the perfect side for summer grilling, classic potato salad is a no-brainer. It’s even good warmed up the next day. What more could you ask for?

Thursday: Smoked Meat and Green Pea Poutine

We could not help but suggest a poutine recipe for your Saint-Jean-Baptiste dinner meal. We went a little overboard with this one: smoked meat, peas and an abundance of squeaky cheese. And to toast this happy holiday, raise a glass of beer!

Friday: Lobster Rolls

Here at RICARDO we LOVE our lobster rolls served with beer-battered onion rings. And what better way to treat yourself on a Friday night? Indulge with this meal, rated a full five stars by our community. This classic will no doubt become an all-time favourite!

The (Best) Thirst-Quenching Classic: Bloody Caesar

Wet your whistle with this must-have Bloody Caesar and take the opportunity to toast everyone’s health, the beginning of the weekend and the start of the summer season. (In short, any occasion is a good occasion to drink a Bloody Caesar!)